Much Cooler Weather Arrives Later This Weekend

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 09:00:14-05

Colder weather arrives just in time for the weekend. A strong cold front will move across the area on Saturday. This front will bring a decent chance of rain to SWFL on Saturday, especially in the morning. By Saturday evening, the front will clear the area bringing an end to the rain chances, but winds will increase out of the north behind the front. This will bring MUCH colder weather to the region for the second half of the weekend. Lows Saturday night will drop into the low to mid 40s north to around 50 across inland Collier and Hendry Counties. Wind chills will drop into the mid and upper 30s for seconds of Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto and Glades Co by Sunday morning. Highs on Sunday afternoon will barely reach 60.

Another chilly night is expected Sunday night with lows in the 40s. Wind chills will not be quite as low with readings mainly in the low to mid 40s near the coast. Temperatures slowly warm back up next week with highs back to around 70 by Monday afternoon and into the 70s for the rest of next week.


Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley